James Mangohig

James Mangohig is an ARIA nominated producer, as well as a bassist among many other things, from Darwin, Australia. BIO

 

we talk about:

  • being tired of the happy ending narrative
  • nature vs nurture
  • in between two – show
  • Sietta – band
  • the limits of access to gear in Darwin
  • skinny fish music
  • nooka
  • putting energy in ones home town
  • why Darwin?
  • looking to america and europe
  • asian-australian playing rock and hiphop music within indigenous contexts
  • philipino’s as islanders rather than asians
  • developing relationships through working with community
  • music being adopted by mulitple cultures
  • the natural musicianship in the bush – “the way people can argue in the bush” JM
  • the sound of records
  • “lots of people feel ownership of hiphop now” JM
  • the first person of colour i saw on stage was Quan from Regurgitator
  • having a muslim looking beard
  • working at Tivendale school inside Dondale prison
  • international quality standards
  • living in darwin and having a perspective on quality
  • how to hustle with integrity – having true relationships with people
  • race and gender in hiphop and writing/rapping about ones individual struggle
  • “i think the nurturing and development can happen here in australia” JM
  • being represented and feeling safe
  • Dr G Yunupingu and his legacy and intricacy of traditional music
  • Djalu music film
  • AB Original

 

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River Lin

River Lin is a an artist and curator working across the fields of performing and visual arts. He was a facilitator during Matt’s involvement at YumLab, BrisAsia Festival 2017

 

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Naomi Rukavina

Naomi Rukavina is an actor with design sensitivities. We met up at the Malthouse and spoke about:

 

  • performing at the sydney opera house
  • show – away
  • being excited to see people
  • yielding to the director
  • being intimidating
  • giant posters of oneself
  • work environments
  • greek mythology
  • asking why
  • what it is to be an actor
  • ego
  • aesthetic
  • trusting the team your working with
  • injury
  • going to hollywood
  • entertainment and the value of it
  • stigma around being an actor
  • helping people workout how to feel about life events
  • literacy with physical and mental self and social and cultural construct
  • class
  • working out what you want and what you’re into
  • “what is what i’m doing, doing to me?” Matt Cornell
  • extravert and intravert

 

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Gavin Webber (part 2)

Gavin Webber is co-Artistic Director of THE FARM with Grayson Millwood, a company based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and directed theatre, dance, circus, film and installation.

 

we talk about:

  • breathing
  • putting the body and the emotion against the mind
  • matt’s solo project
  • propaganda
  • show – Food Chain
  • show – Frankenstien
  • the knife edge between states and the way to shift between
  • vibration
  • “do you think that people are so simple that they can’t laugh at something funny and have other reactions at the same time?” – Gavin Webber
  • “if you can affect people’s breathing, then you’ve affected the body chemistry” Matt Cornell
  • trauma
  • show – Good Little Soldier
  • homogeneity in training
  • comedians
  • show – fish called wanda
  • the state of understanding requires at least a moment of agreeance
  • why bother? “we all have to have something to do” GW
  • bare bones dance festival
  • finding where you are inside chaos rather than avoiding
  • “there’s not joy in avoiding” – GW
  • “to be in the room” GW
  • show – Cockfight
  • “people don’t understand enthusiasm” – GW
  • explore/exploit arc
  • the power of novelty
  • “fiercely decide that you are the one that’s learning” GW
  • naivety and experience and resilience – a professional naivety
  • hitchhiking in America and in Australia
  • people being weird and endlessly fascinating

 

 

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Gavin Webber (part1)

Gavin Webber is co-Artistic Director of THE FARM with Grayson Millwood, a company based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and directed theatre, dance, circus, film and installation.

 

we talk about:

  • breathing
  • the knifes edge of entertainment and realisation
  • being in the room
  • hitch hiking
  • talent
  • living in Germany
  • “define so that you may refine” MC
  • “what you leave out is as important as what you put in” GW
  • “it’s a danger that we all start to move in one certain way rather than finding something” GW

 

 

 

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Aaron (Projekt) Lim

Aaron (Projekt) Lim is a Bboy based in Darwin, Northern Territory. (You can catch him in Melbourne during the next few weeks as well)

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Hillary Goldsmith

Hillary Goldsmith is dancing for others and making her own dancing and films and adventures. We talk about:

 

  • spotify playlist – vibes
  • the show she’s in at the moment – Utterance
  • bodysurf – work
  • being at home in melbourne
  • friends and collegues
  • “a mostly light- hearted good time for all” HG
  • dragonball Z
  • VCA
  • european dance lineage
  • new york dance lineage
  • vimeo and making films

 

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